Kathmandu, January 26
On Wednesday (January 25), four Nepali skaters left for the UAE to participate in the World Skateboard Championship scheduled to be held from January 29 to February 12.
The participants are the winners and runners-up of the 5th National Skateboard Championship. Gajendra Bardewa and Basanta Rai will be representing the male category and Samikshya Rai and Pemba Shrestha will represent the female category.
Ajaya Saru has been appointed as the team manager and Ujjwal Dangol is the coach of the players.
“The skaters are well prepared; we are expecting good results,” says Achyut Khanal, the Nepal Skating and Skateboarding Association president.
Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah was also present during the farewell of skaters on Wednesday. He extended his support to the skaters.
“Skating has a great potential to promote tourism in the country. We need to promote it as much as possible,” said Shah.
The World Skateboard Championship holds extra importance because it is also a qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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